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ID number:  BIRBI-B6188
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Michael VIII Palaiologos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Trachea
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1261-1282
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  2.58
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 713.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon backless throne; holds in l. hand Gospels, r. hand raised in benediction. Reverse: Emperor being presented to Christ by Archangel Michael; emperor wears stemma, collar-piece, paneled loros of simplified type and sagion; above the Archangel Michael, beardless and nimbate; Christ, bearded and nimbate, wears tunic and kolobion, and crowns the emperor; holds scroll in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: C XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: A X M I (Archangel Michael) XC (Christ)

Bibliography:  Obverse type DOC V.107-108; Reverse type DOC V.46-55

Notes:  Suspected mule.

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Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Michael VIII Palaiologos
Byzantine
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1282
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